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Moondance Alexander (2007)

The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Panabaker ... Moondance Alexander
Don Johnson ... Dante Longpre
Lori Loughlin ... Gelsey Alexander
James Best ... Buck McClancy
Sasha Cohen ... Fiona Hughes
Whitney Sloan ... Megan Montgomery
Joe Norman Shaw ... Ben Wilson
Aedan Tomney Aedan Tomney ... Josh Wilson
Greg Lawson ... Miles
Tom Carey ... Tom Wyman
Landon Liboiron ... Freddie
Julia Maxwell ... Rachel
Mimi Gianopulos ... Bella
Kirk Heuser Kirk Heuser ... Announcer
Brian Gromoff Brian Gromoff ... Judge Tyler
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Storyline

The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance returns the horse to his rightful owner, the gruff and mysterious Dante Longpre, she is convinced that Checkers is a champion jumper in disguise and is determined to help him realize his full potential. Moondance manages to talk Dante into training her and Checkers for the Bow Valley Classic and despite the criticism of her peers; discovers that perseverance, loyalty and individuality can land you in the winner's circle. Written by anonymous

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Inspired By A True Story See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Pferd für Moondance See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,427, 21 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,895
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kay Panabaker and Lori Laughlin both previously co-starred on "Summerland". They were reunited for "Moondance Alexander". See more »

Goofs

When Checkers gets up from colicing, Moondance doesn't have a lead rope on him, when it cuts back to her, a red lead rope is clipped onto Checkers' halter. See more »

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References Super Size Me (2004) See more »

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I Choose You
Written by Bernie Barlow
Performed by Laura Wight
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Fine cliché family movie
7 June 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's the start of summer. Moondance Alexander (Kay Panabaker) is the school outcast whose yearbook nobody wants to sign. She talks to her father's grave. Her eccentric artist mother Gelsey (Lori Loughlin) doesn't really understand. Then she finds a horse by the side of the road and names him Checkers. The horse is returned to Tumbleweed Stables and the grumpy Dante Longpre (Don Johnson). The horse is actually named Tinkerbell. Moondance exchanges work for riding the horse. All the girls are mean but popular Josh might just like her especially when Josh's dad starts dating Moondance's mom. Moondance thinks Checkers might be a good jumper and enters her into the Bow Valley Classic against all the mean girls.

This is a super sweet unsurprising cliché-filled family movie. I don't necessarily think there's anything wrong with that as long as it's done well. Don Johnson has the grumpy weary guy well in hand. Lori Loughlin could have been more flaky. At least she doesn't really fit the part. It's the super cute Kay Panabaker that makes this work. She's all hyper energy and willful joy. She is spunky enough to fill the whole movie with her energy. She is also a good enough actress to do the emotional moments too.


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